Chalet La Brêche, Alpe d'Huez

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3.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
The chalet’s lovely. It was clean and warm and our chalet host was really nice. We had nice food (including a special 4 course meal on New Year’s Eve) and were well looked after throughout the week. It was easy to get to the lifts and we could ski back down to the building. If I did have to have a negative ... + more
Happy Skier, Watford
5 out of 5
It’s a great chalet. Our two hosts, a couple, were absolutely fantastic, I truly can’t rave about them enough. The location’s brilliant as it really is ski in, ski out if you have the snow. We could ski down and in literally a minute we’d be at the yoghurt pot lift that takes you to the main area. The onl... + more
Jutta, Hertfordshire
4 out of 5
We had a good week. The location is good, chalet itself was a bit tired but ok… I wouldn’t say the food was particularly great. It would have been nicer to have fresh baguettes rather than the frozen part bakes that you can buy in England (we ended up going down and buying some). On a couple of days the cak... + more
C. Davis
3 out of 5
A great resort and an excellent chalet! Our hosts were truly brilliant and the food was great. + more
Brown party
4 out of 5
If you like the look of a trad’ Scando-chic chalet with all the mod-cons, you won’t find a better base for your holiday in Alpe d’Huez than the beautifully finished La Breche. We just love the outdoor hot tub and free wifi means you can Tweet your pics of relaxing in and drinking bubbles at the end of the da... + more
Richard, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
We were there from 4th to 11th March 2018. Rooms 7 and 8 are tiny with very low beams only suitable for children or singles. The chalet has no soundproofing between rooms, and wooden baths in each room instead of shower cabinets is a triumph of style over practicality. It has no vehicle access - all access is ... + more
John Ankrett
1 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Ferry Included
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Chalet La Brêche

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • You can ski down to the Telecentre lift which leads up to the ski school meeting place and the DMC lift
  • The chalet is in a central location in Alpe d'Huez resort, with a good selection of bars and shops close by
  • It is also a three minutes' walk to partner ski hire shop

Overview - chalet description - Chalet La Brêche description

Located in the heart of Alpe d'Huez, Chalet la Breche is in one of the best locations right next to the slopes. The traditional style chalet provides access to an outdoor hot tub and two infra-red saunas, and due to its large size it's the perfect base for a group skiing holiday.

Ski in/ski out location

If you're one to maximise your miles, this chalet is the perfect choice for you. Chalet la Breche is all about convenient skiing with ski in/ski out access. This chalet has a superb location on the side of the piste which runs past the chalet down to the 'Telecentre' lift going up to the ski school meeting place and the DMC chairlift.

High standard chalet

The style is that of a Scandinavian chalet yet with a beautiful contemporary feel. There has been a lot of thought gone in to the planning of the chalet with little extras thrown in to the design, like modern wooden bath tubs or new showers, double basins and heated towel rails in the en-suite bathrooms. The beautifully furnished property is set over four floors with eight comfortable bedrooms all with balconies.

Après ski chalet

The contemporary open plan lounge and dining area has a large roaring fireplace which is a great place to sit on the sofas and enjoy reminiscing about the day's adventures. There's an après-ski room on thelower ground floor with two infra-red saunas and a hot tub outside, or you can catch up with friends and family in the TV room. If you want to extend the party and explore, the resort centre is right on your doorstep where you'll find a number of bars and restaurants.

Why is this a choice property?

Modern design - Located on the side of the piste, Chalet la Breche is a modern, contemporary chalet with warm wooden designs and an open plan lounge with a fireplace.

Chalet catering - Enjoy a stress free holiday this winter with our chalet catering board basis offered in Chalet La Breche. Our chalet hosts are here to make you feel right at home.

Great for groups - Enjoy a drink with friends in the après ski room on the ground floor, or you can also sit back and relax in the hot tub - there is truly something for everyone.

Our chalets are going greener, so our mountains don't

Our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Baby cots are available upon request
  • Please note rooms 2 and 6 will take a cot
  • Children's menu and earlier meal times are available upon request

Children 11 years and under are welcome in the chalet on any date where one group books the entire chalet for their exclusive use. Otherwise children are allowed on peak dates only. Please see our chalet page for more information. For Winter 2024/25 these dates are:

  • 14, 21 and 28 Dec
  • 15 and 22 Feb
  • 29 March, 5 and 12 April

Facilities - Chalet La Brêche features

  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Mountain views
  • Infra red saunas
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • TV area
  • Ski room with heated boot warmers
  • Free Wi-Fi

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Occupancy

Sleeps 16 with eight bedrooms

Rooms

Accommodation summary

Please note that all beds can be made up as twin or double beds, please request your preference at the time of booking.

Lower Ground Floor

  • Storage cupboard
  • Saunas
  • Shower and bath
  • TV room

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hallway to chalet includes ski room with boot warmers
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Hot Tub on the terrace

First Floor

Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 - Twin beds, shower, WC and balcony

Second Floor

Rooms 5 and 7 - Twin beds, showers, WC and balcony.

Rooms 6 and 8 - Twin beds, baths, WC and balcony.

Rooms 6, 7 and 8 have lowered beams across the ceiling.

* All baths have hand held shower attachments.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals - food and drink in Chalet La Brêche

  • Continental buffet breakfast for 7 mornings with hot option provided on 6 mornings per week, served from 8am
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake on 6 days, served from 4pm
  • Prosecco apéritif before dinner on 6 days
  • 3 course evening set menu, including a special regional menu on 1 night, is served 6 days and served from 7:30pm
  • Unlimited wine during dinner and tea/coffee
  • Special celebration menus on Christmas Day & New Year's Eve

(Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea & dinner is 6 days per week due to chalet staff's day off)

More information about Chalet cuisine catering

Our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

Board basis options available

  • Chalet Catering

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Dietary requirements must be noted at time of booking.

We update Chalet La Brêche's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet La Brêche dates & departure airports

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This package holiday to Chalet La Brêche in Alpe d'Huez, France departs Saturday 2nd March 2024, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Glacier Skiing Awesome Après Ski 300 days of sunshine

Buckets of off piste and an incredible terrain park make this a freeriding and freestyling paradise - combine this with 250km of pisted runs and you’ve got something for everyone. The town offers a colourful variety of après ski from ice caves to nightclubs and activities for all ages that will put the cherry on top of any ski holiday.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Nightlife Off Piste Terrain Parks Groups Families

Alpe d'Huez webcam

Snow Report: Top 295cm, Bottom 87cm

Snow Forecast: 39cm expected this week

Snow History: February average depth 177.67cm

Alpe d'Huez trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Grenoble (GNB)158km 1h50m
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1936

Alpe d'Huez lift pass price last reported as €278 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet La Brêche.
Night skiing: Yes
Alpe d'Huez has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.

Town altitude: 1860m
Top of slopes: 3330m
Bottom of piste: 1130m
Vertical drop: 2200m
Total length of trails:250km
Longest piste:16km
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"Lovely chalet"

Happy Skier, Watford
5/ out of 5
The chalet’s lovely. It was clean and warm and our chalet host was really nice. We had nice food (including a special 4 course meal on New Year’s Eve) and were well looked after throughout the week. It was easy to get to the lifts and we could ski back down to the building. If I did have to have a negative (and I’d be really scratching for one) it’s that the rooms could have done with soundproofing. The walls were very thin so noise really travels through the rooms. As it happened the other people in the chalet were very nice and the kids were good as gold. Our room was fine, there’s a boot room downstairs so we didn’t have any trouble with storage. We used the table tennis table down in the basement and the chalet also has a sauna and hot tub, which we didn’t use but some of our group did – they were there if you wanted them and everything worked as it should. Overall a very nice week!

"Brilliant chalet. Brilliant location. Great for big groups."

Jutta, Hertfordshire
4/ out of 5
It’s a great chalet. Our two hosts, a couple, were absolutely fantastic, I truly can’t rave about them enough. The location’s brilliant as it really is ski in, ski out if you have the snow. We could ski down and in literally a minute we’d be at the yoghurt pot lift that takes you to the main area. The only downsides: there are no showers, and proper men in little wooden tubs just doesn’t work! For a group of 16 people, the sitting area (there’s only one) is pretty tight and we couldn’t all sit there together. I don’t know if they could extend it but it would make the chalet a lot better if they did. The dining room however was fine and we could all sit and eat together comfortably. Other than this, it’s excellent and I would highly recommend it for big groups.

"Ok, not great"

C. Davis
3/ out of 5
We had a good week. The location is good, chalet itself was a bit tired but ok… I wouldn’t say the food was particularly great. It would have been nicer to have fresh baguettes rather than the frozen part bakes that you can buy in England (we ended up going down and buying some). On a couple of days the cake was burned. The chalet wasn’t cleaned – we thought the rooms would be checked over every day and they weren’t… And when we arrived there was an ash tray full of cigarettes left on the balcony.

"Brown Party, December 2012"

Brown party
4/ out of 5
A great resort and an excellent chalet! Our hosts were truly brilliant and the food was great.

"Chalet heaven in Alpe D'huez"

Richard, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
If you like the look of a trad’ Scando-chic chalet with all the mod-cons, you won’t find a better base for your holiday in Alpe d’Huez than the beautifully finished La Breche. We just love the outdoor hot tub and free wifi means you can Tweet your pics of relaxing in and drinking bubbles at the end of the day. NB if the hot tub or wifi are essential to your holiday, be sure to ask us to check before you book, because chalet specs and features can sometimes change.

"Budget chalet at premium price. Badly managed."

John Ankrett
1/ out of 5
We were there from 4th to 11th March 2018. Rooms 7 and 8 are tiny with very low beams only suitable for children or singles. The chalet has no soundproofing between rooms, and wooden baths in each room instead of shower cabinets is a triumph of style over practicality. It has no vehicle access - all access is either from a steep pathway (snow covered and icy while we were there) or down the quite steep piste at the back (which was hard work with suitcases, but safer). No attempt was made to clear access to the chalet, with guests struggling from the path onto the piste and round two walls of the chalet on sloping ice to get in and out. We dug snow and cut steps ourselves to make this safer!. Chalet hosts said they "were not insured and would be liable if anyone fell where they had cleared". Ludicrous. We had to park in a municipal car park some distance away. All of the beds were cheap and falling apart (literally) ie. they collapsed when you sat / lay on them. This was a daily topic of conversation, but nothing was done about it. We had 3 light bulbs gone when we arrived - and they had not been fixed when we left. The door handle on our room was broken when we arrived (you could not close the door from the staircase...) and was still broken when we left. The freezer was also broken when we arrived and still broken when we left. The boot room door lock was effectively unusable as the door did not close properly and the hasp hanging half off anyway, so no security. This is advertised as a ski in /ski out location, but beware; the piste it is on is NOT suitable for beginners. It is quite steep, narrow and twisty, plus a rather vicious, icy tunnel with a bend half way along it! We saw many people out of control in the tunnel with several fallers - and icy concrete is not very forgiving. The food was uniformly poor. Breakfast was from 8 to 9 o'clock sharp - arrive late and the hosts were gone - and not well cooked (burned bacon, underdone eggs...). Croissants were frozen / part cooked, not fresh. For the evening meal, Great British Bake Off should have taught the Chalet owners that giving young staff a recipe for a Cordon Bleu meal does not make the food edible. The small portions and lack of provision for second helpings would also have been a problem had the food had been better, and were inappropriate for a ski holiday. Similarly the poorly cooked home made cake for the afternoon were ALWAYS burned (we had one that we genuinely thought was chocolate until we cut into it... a set of cupcakes had 13 left untouched... One meal went completely wrong - we didn't eat until 8:45pm and had main course before the soup!. We were also concerned to notice that the ham in the fridge for our breakfast was a week beyond its use by date. Resort Management were almost invisible and completely useless - saying they are sorry is not the same as doing something about it! A budget Chalet plus incompetent management does not make for a premium holiday.
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